Will Corbett Survive to Indict More Legislators?

Pennsylvania bucks the nationwide tendency to elect more Democrats as state attorneys general. No Democrat has won the job since it became an elected position ...
by | July 28, 2008

Corbett Pennsylvania bucks the nationwide tendency to elect more Democrats as state attorneys general. No Democrat has won the job since it became an elected position in the commonwealth back in 1980. Sunday's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story about this year's race doesn't make me think that will change.

Incumbent GOPer Tom Corbett has a fairly sizable money advantage over his Democratic challenger John Morganelli. More importantly, he's gotten a lot of attention for his "Bonusgate" investigation, which recently led to the indictment of a dozen people connected to the House Democratic caucus.

Morganelli complains that Corbett is guilty of selective prosecution. Once Pennsylvania's hundreds of thousands of newly registered Democratic voters realize this, he believes, they'll vote Corbett out of office.

I doubt it. Aside from lacking proof that Corbett has engaged in selective prosecution, I doubt many voters will be mad that the attorney general has been going after members and staff of the little-loved legislature.

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